Riverstone skate park on track

Published on 12 January 2018

Action shot of skater

Riverstone’s Skate Park has taken another step forward.

Mayor of Blacktown City Stephen Bali MP says the first round of community consultation has been completed and 152 responses were received.

“The money to build the space has been secured and once constructed, the skate park will entrench itself as a valuable community asset for skating, BMX and scooter enthusiasts,” Mayor Bali said.

“I am just as excited as the Riverstone residents about this skate park coming to this growing community,”

“I’d like to thank Federal Member for Greenway, Michelle Rowland MP, for working hard to secure a Federal Government grant worth $400,000 to make this wonderful new space a reality for our community.”

Mayor Bali said Council had already held a successful first round of community consultation where 152 people responded to an online survey.

“The survey found that 79 per cent of survey respondents nominated seating and recreational spaces to relax with friends as a priority,” he said.

“I thank everyone who participated in the survey and gave their feedback.”

“Their responses will be used to guide the design of the space, ensuring we deliver the best facility possible for our community.”

Council has appointed the specialist skate park designer CONVIC, to come up with a suitable design.

Michelle Rowland MP said she was delighted to secure a grant for a community with a growing number of children seeking challenging activities such as skating, riding scooters and BMX bikes.

“Like Mayor Bali, I too am looking forward to seeing the community enjoy this facility once it is complete,” Ms Rowland said.

 

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